Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness
In recent years there has been a greater recognition of how cultural concepts, values, and beliefs influence the way mental symptoms are expressed, how individuals and their families respond to mental distresses and to psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, and how mental health care is delivered community-wide.
This comprehensive, clinically oriented volume examines the expression and treatment of mental illness in the context of culture. Written by 35 international experts in the field, Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness covers the areas of the clinical encounter in which culture plays a prominent role, including psychiatric epidemiology, psychotherapy, culture-bound syndromes, and psychiatric assessment.
Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Illness provides a cultural framework in the psychiatric care of a variety of groups in the United States, including African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics, women, elderly people, and gay men and lesbians. There is also a chapter dealing with the impact of AIDS among minorities. Eight glossaries of ethnic terms, including foreign language characters, are included.
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as “ Japanese nationals . ” Another group consists of Japanese who reside
temporarily in the United States . In the last two decades , Japan - born
businesspeople have been sent by their companies to purchase prime real
estate and to ...
On one hand , they lived in Japanese ghettos , which upheld the traditions of the
motherland . They were expected to speak the Japanese language and behave
as children in Japan would . After school and on Saturdays , the nisei were sent ...
Japanese who do have emotional problems are reluctant to seek help . In order
to avoid the shame and humiliation an open acknowledgment of their illness
would bring to themselves and their families , these individuals often prefer to
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